Work Ready


SDMyLife is the best resource in South Dakota for grades 6-12 for educating and providing resources to students interested in a post-secondary education.

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My Future Career Resources

My Future™ helps young adults plan their next steps in life by bringing together the most recently available information about colleges, careers and military service opportunities from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Labor.

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Skills Commons

SkillsCommons’ mission is to accelerate the democratization of education for all through open educational services and resources enabling individuals, communities, educational institutions, organizations, and businesses to prepare people for successful employment in the 21st Century.

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Top 30 Hot Careers in SD

To help individual career planners and job seekers identify occupations with the most favorable job outlook from a labor market perspective, the Labor Market Information Center (LMIC) identifies high demand-high wage occupations, or “Hot Careers.”

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Soft Skills (Bring Your ‘A' Game)

Bring Your ‘A’ Game is an engaging curriculum for building the seven foundational workplace skills of Work Ethic. Unlike boring online training programs, this curriculum is instructor-led, interactive, and consistently delivers lasting impact.

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South Dakota Apprenticeships

The vision from Day 1 has been to provide South Dakota businesses a proactive strategy to engage individuals in their communities, improve their skills set, and fill workforce needs. Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) provide employers a proven business model to develop fully trained employees.

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Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning (WBL) connects students with industry to engage in real-world experiences. WBL experiences bridge academic, technical and employability skill development to help students become college, career and life ready.

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Stackable Credentials

According to the Department of Labor, stackable credentials are “part of a sequence of credentials accumulated over time to build up an individual’s qualification to help them move along a career pathway or up a career ladder to potentially different and higher paying jobs.”

Find the Right Training

Discover Your Future – Find Training Programs: Compare Completion Rates, Employment Rates, and More

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Career Camps

Here's your chance to learn about careers by exploring and experiencing things firsthand. These are day long camps.


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